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The Debt Limit at 100

Economy / Research March 15, 2017

The debt limit has been around for a century, but many years have passed since a serious discussion was held over its efficacy.

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Extraordinary Measures, Simplified

Economy / Research March 15, 2017

When the debt limit is scheduled to be reinstated from its current suspension, Treasury will again begin to deploy its extraordinary measures.

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Transition Memo: A Plan to Modernize America’s Infrastructure

Infrastructure / Research December 7, 2016

Meeting America’s infrastructure needs requires more private investment and a stronger framework to absorb it. Government cannot meet these needs alone.

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A Promising Approach to Expand Access to Workplace Retirement Savings

Economy / Research October 4, 2016

More than 40 million Americans are not covered by a workplace retirement savings plan. Employees of smaller businesses are especially likely to lack access.

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Turkey vs. ISIS and PKK

National Security / Research July 11, 2016

While Turkish fighter jets have repeatedly battered PKK locations in Turkey and northern Iraq, Turkey’s efforts against ISIS have been limited.

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Modeling the Evolving Power Sector and Impacts of the Clean Power Plan

Jennifer Macedonia, Blair Beasley, Erin Smith / Research June 21, 2016

State energy policies, falling natural gas prices, and the extension of federal tax incentives for renewables mean many states are on track to comply with the CPP.

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Cyber Insurance: A Guide for Policymakers

Finance / Research March 21, 2016

The central obstacle to a well-functioning cyber insurance market is the inability of both insurers and insureds to know exactly how much risk is involved in cyber attacks.

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Election Day Command Centers: An Invaluable Tool in Election Administration

Governance / Research January 22, 2016

During his victory speech in 2012, President Obama noted the millions of American voters who were forced to wait to vote for extended periods of time.

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Public-Private Partnership (P3) Model State Legislation

Infrastructure / Research December 17, 2015

A promising tool to promote infrastructure investment is currently limited or unavailable in most states due to lack of enabling legislation.

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Immigration in Two Acts

Lazaro Zamora / Research December 10, 2015

Twenty-five years after the last major reforms, BPC provides an overview of the political context, provisions, and impacts of the immigration acts of 1965 and 1990.

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